Thursday, April 19, 2012

Low Key Photography- Tutorial Tuesday

I am participating in Ashley Sisk of Rambling & Photos & Sarah of Naptime Momtog weekly Tutorial Tuesday.  This weeks topic was Low Key Photography.  The lesson was to use key lighting for a photograph.  You can read all the details by going here.

I was very excited about this topic because I had recently seen a picture that won a contest and I really wanted to know how to take a shot like that. The picture was of a father and child under a sheet reading a book with only a flash light. The picture was beautiful and I didn't know how to get such a sharp image in such a dark setting. So when I discovered that the tutorial for the week was to do just that I was very excited to try it out.

So I did what any good mother would do that wants to take a picture of her two children under a blanket with only a flash light in the dark. I let them stay up late so they would be easier to work with.  Well my kids were happy to watch TV late, but it was more of a wrestling match over the flash light then good quality shots.

So I separated the boys and while I was setting Brady up for the shot, Tiny fell asleep. My plan worked!  Also Brady was getting very sleepy and easy to work with.  But don't let him fool you he was awake during his pictures.  Can you see his little smirk?

What I really love about the picture above is Brady with his favorite toy. I knitted him this alpaca and he keeps it with him at all times. The other day we had a tragedy.  Tiny ripped one of the eyes out.  Poor Brady was broken hearted. He cried insisting that it was ruined.  I had more eyes and I put a new one in. He continued to cry even after I insisted it was good as new.  With tears in his eyes he cried, "no Mommy it's not as good as new its broken!"  He refused to even touch it for days. It just laid on the floor discarded.  But just the other day he picked it back up and decided it was fixed now.  I'm sure he'll outgrow his favorite toy but as a mom I'm so glad to have this picture.  If you ask him why it is his favorite toy he will tell you, "because my mommy made it for me."


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8 comments:

Sarah Halstead said...

Oh my!!! I love these!! So sweet. That last one is great. What a good idea.

Lori ann said...

love his hands and the favorite animal is so sweet.

tinajo said...

These pics are great, love the hands! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

really sweet images! loaded with subtlety!

Nancy Claeys said...

Wonderful images, Andee. You really nailed these photos. :)

Deanna said...

love those little hands in that low light, great tutorial, may try this one day!!

Angela2932 said...

Awwww! And I love how you captured little details in this low light image.

Ashley Sisk said...

Great idea - I especially love your second image. Stunning.